What’s on for October

Welcome to October! As we head into some warmer weather here in beautiful Armidale, we are also approaching the end of trimester two. Exams start in the second week of October, remember that the Library has plenty of quiet spaces, helpful staff and resources to help you prepare, both on campus and online. No matter where you are physically located, you can access a wide range of services and resources to help you end Trimester 2 on a high:

The Library subject guides have been collated by your UNE subject librarians, and contain a plethora of information that has been collated by your librarian, to help you locate scholarly materials to blitz your final assignments and prepare for your exams.

Check out the wide range of Library recorded classes and webinars available on the Library website, covering topics from Advanced search techniques, selecting the best information and Endnote – here you will find information to help you maximise your study efficacy.

On top of the extensive online resources that all students have access to, did you know that as an online student you can request physical library resources to be sent to you? And this service is free? Check out how to have Library materials sent to you and get borrowing today!

The Library are also celebrating Open Access week in October, promoting Open Scholarship practices and open access resources. Find what this means for you and your research, and come meet with Library staff during this week – keep your eyes peeled for advertisements about where Library staff will be stationed during this week around campus coffee spots, come and share a coffee and bring your questions about Open Access.

This post is brought to you by the Librarian team in the Library. Did you know that you can book a one-on-one appointment with your subject librarian? And that this can be held in person in the Library, in your office on campus or online? Get in touch with us today to help organise your study and research and find out how the Library can assist you!

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How to make your publications Green Open Access

There are many ways in which you can make your work Open Access (OA). One option is to make the published version OA through the journal. But, did you know, you can also make an earlier version of your work OA in UNE’s institutional repository (RUNE)? This is called Green Open Access.


Why make your publications Green OA?

Making your publications Green OA in RUNE can help increase the citations and impact of your research. For example, you can publish in a high impact, well-known, discipline specific, but non-OA journal, while also making a free version of your publication available in RUNE.  

Providing a Green OA version of your publication may also be a pathway to compliance with funding body OA requirements. For example, the ARC states that “any Research Outputs arising from an ARC supported research Project must be made openly accessible within a twelve (12) month period from the date of publication.”[1] More information on the ARC’s policy can be found here.

‘Policy compliance decision tree’ by the Australian Open Access Strategy Group available at https://aoasg.org.au/resources/policy-compliance-decision-tree/ under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0. Full terms at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

What can be made Green OA?

In most cases, the accepted version (sometimes called the post-peer review or post-print) of your manuscript can be made Green OA. This is the version that has the reviewers’ comments incorporated, but has not yet been copy-edited and typeset by the publisher. The following infographic explains your copyright rights at each stage of the publication process:

‘How to make your research open access’ by the Australian Open Access Strategy Group available at https://aoasg.org.au/how-to-make-your-research-open-access/ under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0. Full terms at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.


How can you make your publications Green OA at UNE?

 To make your publications Green OA in Research UNE:

  • Include your accepted version when you make a new submission to RUNE (https://rune.une.edu.au/).
  • If you have accepted versions for publications you have already submitted to RUNE, e-mail these to rune@une.edu.au and the team can add them to your existing records.


Who can I talk to about Green OA and where to from here?

To discuss Green OA and how it can benefit your research, make an appointment with your relevant librarian at UNE Library.

If you’re interested in joining the conversation about OA at UNE, consider joining our Open Access discussion group, and stay tuned for more information on UNE’s upcoming Open Access Week. Contact Eleanor Colla or Berenice Scott for more information.


[1] “ARC Open Access Policy,” Australian Research Council, last modified July 13, 2018, https://www.arc.gov.au/policies-strategies/policy/arc-open-access-policy

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The Source- a great place for information on children’s literature

While schools and early education centres around the country have been busy celebrating Australian children’s literature during the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book Week activities, it seems timely to highlight a fantastic library resource in the area of children’s literature.

The Source is a subject guide to children’s literature: books, short stories, traditional literature and poetry from around the world with an emphasis on Australian and New Zealand literature.  The Source consists of four continuously updated and revised databases:


Books & Authors : A database of over 17 000 picture books, children’s, young adult novels and collections which are searchable by subject, author or illustrator, title, type, genre, series and sequels. Subject searches can be refined by age, genre and type. Brief biographies of authors and illustrators are included.


Poetry : A database of over 15 400 poems from around the world which appear in the 380 anthologies indexed. Of these the full texts of over 3000 poems in the public domain are available on The Source . The poetry database is searchable by subject, poet, title, genre, and first line.


Short Stories : An index to over 2800 short stories including fairytales, folktales, myths and legends linked to the collections in which they appear. All are annotated, the full text of some is included. The short story index is searchable by author, title, subject, genre and age.


Awards : A database of the winners and short-listed books for 44 Australian, New Zealand and international children’s literature awards. This database is searchable by author, title, award and year of award.


The Source has been published on the web to allow for continuous updating.  Where deemed useful, links are provided between databases and external websites. The Listmaker option enables users to easily construct booklists using information from whichever fields they choose. The Support Material button links to an index of downloadable PDF files of teachers’ notes to selected books (in addition to links to existing notes available on other websites) and to units of work. Books that are currently out-of-print have been included if there is a reasonable expectation that they will be held in library collections.

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RUNE and Researcher Profiles

What is a Researcher Profile?

Research outputs published by UNE researchers are indexed in the university’s institutional repository (RUNE). These outputs are linked to each UNE researcher through their Researcher Profile.

A Researcher Profile has two functionalities. First, it is a unique identifier assigned to each UNE researcher. Second, it acts as a one-stop-shop for accessing an author’s research outputs in RUNE.


The value of RUNE Researcher Profiles.

When a research output is added to RUNE, any UNE authors will have the output automatically linked to their Researcher Profile.

From your Researcher Profile you can:

  • Export a .ris file containing all the bibliographic information about your publications, which can be opened in your prefered referencing software (e.g. Endnote).
  • Filter your publications by year, co-authors, Field of Research categories, and much more.
  • Link to external research identities or profiles, such as Scopus, ORCiD and Clarivate.

Researcher Profiles and Name Variants.

An innovative and powerful functionality of RUNE Researcher Profiles is the ability to record name variants. For example, you might publish under Jane Smith, Jane M Smith, J M Smith, or even a different name such as Jane Doe. Using the Researcher Profile name variant functionality, all your name variants that appear on your publications will be linked to your Researcher Profile. This means that the information stored in RUNE will always be an accurate reflection of the publication, and that you will always be linked to your publications in RUNE, no matter what name you publish under.


What if your publications are not linked to your Researcher Profile?

If your publications are in RUNE but have not been linked to your Researcher Profile, please contact RUNE so that we can assist you with this. Please note that multiple UNE usernames (i.e. a HDR student username and a staff username) can be added to a single Researcher Profile. This is another unique advantage of RUNE’s Researcher Profile functionality.

Please contact RUNE  if you would like to discuss your Researcher Profile further.

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What’s on in September

There is so much happening in and around the Library this September, so whether you are visiting in person or online, there is something that will both cater to and interest you!

Upcoming Library classes!

The library has a range of classes running throughout September to support both undergraduate students and researchers. Check them out to see what is available and register for a class or two.

If you’re visiting UNE for intensive schools in September, Welcome! The “Intensive School workshop: An introduction to library services” is a must!

It is worth remembering that some of these classes are also available as webinars, so you can tune in whether you are on or off campus! And, you can find previously held and recorded classes and webinars online, to view at anytime.

Revamping of physical spaces!

renovations work showing level 4 of the Dixson Library with no carpet, scaffolds and builders at work near the lift on the western side of the buildiing, near the beginning of the 900's

The 4th floor of Dixson Library is undergoing a makeover! Works are being undertaken to replace ageing and damaged carpet and shelving, and give the space a much needed fresh coat of paint. With the work proceeding according to schedule, it won’t be long before staff and students are enjoying the 4th floor amenities again. In the meantime, items held in these spaces can be requested for retrieval from desk staff upon request, so if you are having any difficulties accessing these physical materials, simply approach one of the friendly Library staff for assistance.

Fun events!

The Library is participating in The Great Book Swap organised by the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. The aim is to raise money to purchase books for Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islander children in rural and remote areas, as reading levels are substantially lower in this demographic.

The book swap will take place on Wednesday 4th September 10am – 11am in the Letters room.

If everyone would like to bring a plate of food, a book – or two – to swap and some coins to donate that would be greatly appreciated.

Support throughout the trimester!

With Trimester 2 exams and final assessments fast approaching, you may want to take advantage of the many quiet spaces the library has to offer, or even book a study room. Our study rooms make convenient spaces to revise with peers or to complete group assignments, or simply to lock yourself away in a quieter space where you can focus, record audio and work uninterrupted for several hours. For more information on booking a Library study room, see the Library website.

It’s a great idea to follow us on FaceBook and Twitter to stay up to date with Library happenings.

a graphic all about making your research Open and FAIR, see the URLs for more detail

This month’s blog post has been brought to you by the Research UNE (RUNE) team. The RUNE tea

m is responsible for maintaining UNE’s institutional repository, which stores information about the university’s research. We have a diverse range of records, such as datasets, NTROs, and Journal Articles. Check out RUNE and get in touch with the team directly with any questions via email at rune@une.edu.au.

Keep an eye out for the upcoming blog posts “Green Open Access” and “Researcher Profiles and your institutional repository”, that are also being brought to you by the Research UNE (RUNE) team in September.

Quick tips on OA’ by the Australian Open Access Strategy Group, under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0. Written by Kim Harris and Kristal Spreadborough, of the RUNE team

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